Who Is Tia Mowry's Estranged Husband, Cory Hardrict?

On October 4, Tia Mowry announced her split from husband, Cory Hardrict, after 14 years of marriage. "I have always been honest with my fans, and today is no different. I wanted to share that Cory and I have decided to go our separate ways," Mowry wrote on Instagram. "These decisions are never easy, and not without sadness. We will maintain a friendship as we co-parent our beautiful children." Mowry went on to emphasize that she intends to continue her platonic relationship with Hardrict and thanked her fans for their support as she starts her "new chapter."

The two — who share children Cree and Cairo — tied the knot in 2008 after meeting on the set of "Hollywood Horror" eight years prior, according to Us Weekly. The "Sister, Sister" actor and her estranged husband welcomed their first child in 2011, and their second in 2017. And, while Mowry has shared many images from her time with Hardrict, some may still be wondering who he really is.

Cory Hardrict is also an actor

In addition to being the future ex-husband of Tia Mowry, Cordy Hardrict is an actor and entertainer in his own right. In fact, Hardrict's entertainment career even included a guest-starring role on "Smart Guy" — a 90s television series led by Mowry's brother, Tahj Mowry. Since then, Hardrict has starred in several TV and film productions. He currently portrays Coach Marcus Turner on the CW Show, "All American: Homecoming," but his acting journey was not without hardship.

He previously revealed that, when he first met his estranged wife, he was going through severe financial turmoil. "We met when I didn't have a Car, Sleeping on the floor in a Studio apartment with no furniture Just a young man from Chicago pursuing a dream," he wrote on Instagram in 2016. "She saw my heart and believed in me when others doubted." The post coincidentally includes the same image Mowry would go on to share upon announcing the couple's divorce.

Tia Mowry and Cory Hardrict appear to be separating peacefully

In court documents originally obtained by TMZ, Tia Mowry cited "irreconcilable differences" as the cause of her separation from Cory Hardrict. In the days following the news, internet sleuths started suggesting that Hardrict had been unfaithful to Mowry during their marriage — a claim that Hardrict quickly shot down. After a fan commented, "Cory nooooo. Don't fumble Tia" on the actor's Instagram, another suggested that he already did. "He cheated on her," a fan replied, per a screenshot captured by The Shade Room, to which Hardrict responded, "Lies!"

In a separate Instagram Live session, Hardrict made another huge declaration about his estranged wife. "I love my beautiful family, I love my kids, love my wife," Hardrict said. "Love all you guys. It's all love." Mowry does not appear to harbor any ill feelings toward her ex, either. On October 20, she told TMZ that co-parenting alongside Hardrict was "going well." However, when asked about the chances of reconciliation, she added, "I'm just taking everything a day at a time, and that's all I'm going to say to that."